TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 4: TDA1541A grades and series

Audial DACs are famous for using all quality parts, and not one or two for marketing purposes. Still, is S1 (single crown) really better than plain TDA1541A (or non –A), and is S2 (double crown) then better than S1?

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TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 3: TDA1541A today

It is important to understand that TDA1541(A) wasn’t one simple point in DAC chips history, but the end and crown of its own era, in which DAC chips did not perform any kind of processing.

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TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 2: Simultaneous data mode

In the Model S USB, TDA1541A operates in simultaneous data mode, and this is why Model S USB is practically free of data related jitter artifacts.

Model S USB is the only DAC with TDA1541A operating in simultaneous data mode.

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TDA1541A and Model S USB, part 1: 192 kHz?

Tthe Model S USB uses TDA1541A and it is up to 192 kHz compatible device. It means that it does not downsample, neither inside the DAC nor at PC side, but it just converts any 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz file directly, at its native frequency.

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Model S USB release

Audial range of DACs is now being expanded by the Model S asynchronous USB equivalent, and it retains no-compromise, state-of-the-art topology and solutions of its elder S/PDIF brother.

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Model S USB, on a more specific level (3)

Model S USB in comparison to Model S.

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Model S USB, on a more specific level (2)

More on Model S USB front end.

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Model S USB, on a more specific level

Those technically oriented might simply want to have a look at the overall architecture drawing.

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D-09 :: Audial DAC, more affordable than ever

New Audial D/A converter has been released.

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AYA II discontinuation

The AYA DACs are not regularly available anymore.

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Model S updates

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AYA DACs brief history

AYA, AYA II, AYA III

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AYA DACs production will be ceased soon

They were great fun but availability and cost of the material used, and labor involved, simply started making impossible to plan such a D/A converter production in the longer terms anymore.

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AYA II review on VideoHiFi

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AYA III

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AYA III is coming

Inside, the AYA III uses the most of the AYA II solutions, but it comprises an S/PDIF input only. Outside, it more resembles the Model S design.

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AYA II review at Mono & Stereo

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The Model is now officially discontinued

During October The Model will be replaced by the Model S.

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AYA II review on TNT-Audio

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AYA II

We have the good news for all of you waiting for lower cost Audial DAC – such a unit comes soon. It will be again non oversampling TDA1541A based design which shares the most of design solutions with most advanced The Model.

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